For the Business of Football - Inside World Football Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:53:02 +0100 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Dutch launch stepping-stone league to build pro-club base Dutch re-organisationBy Samindra Kunti
August 4 - The KNVB, the Dutch FA, is implementing a structural reform of its domestic club football. From the 2016/17 season onwards professional and amateur football in the Netherlands will be integrated through a mandatory system of promotion and relegation.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 23:52:19 +0100
WATCH the Audi Cup LIVE on Insideworldfootball Spurs vs Real Madrid, Bayern Munich vs AC Milan Audi Cup 2015Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur will meet in the first semi-finals of the Audi Cup in the Allianz Arena tomorrow, with a place in the final of the competition on Wednesday up for grabs. They will be followed by Bayern Munich vs AC Milan. Both matches can be viewed free on Insideworldfootball – note some countries are geo-restricted so check your local broadcast schedules. The link to the Real vs Spurs match is, For the Bayern vs Milan match go to
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PSG and Arsenal win their super cups: but is competition being strangled? PSG winBy Mark Baber
August 3 - The victory of Paris St Germain in the Trophee des Champions has been greeted by predictable headlines regarding the club's dominance of French soccer, but statistical analysis shows that behind Arsenal's victory over Chelsea on Sunday lies an historically significant stranglehold on the Community Shield by a small group of England's top clubs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:21:04 +0100
Rumours bubble of pressure on Tokyo Sexwale to enter FIFA race Tokyo SexwaleBy Paul Nicholson
August 1 – The name of Tokyo Sexwale is being whispered as a potential candidate for the FIFA presidency with business leaders and politicians apparently encouraging the South African businessman to consider running for football's top job and bring about the global change the organisation needs.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:31:50 +0100
Ronaldinho debuts with on-pitch assist and a big marketing boost Ronaldinho for FluminenseBy Samindra Kunti
August 3 - Ronaldinho Gaucho marked his winning return to Brazilian football at the weekend with an assist against Gremio. He has a contract with Fluminense until December 2016, but did the Rio club just sign him for marketing reasons?]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:48:39 +0100
CSKA Ultras storm pitch and chase Israel's Ashdod players off cska ultrasBy Alexander Krassimirov
August 3 – There were more scenes of players being attacked by fans in Bulgaria at the weekend at a pre-season friendly between CSKA Sofia and Ironi Ashdod FC from Israel. Enraged CSKA Sofia Ultras stormed on to the pitch in Sofia on Sunday evening and charged at the Israeli players. The fans were angered by a series of hard fouls against CSKA players.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:37:24 +0100
Paraguay to put Platini forward for FIFA presidency alejandro dominguez -By Andrew Warshaw
August 3 - Paraguay has offered to be one of the five official nominees for UEFA boss Michel Platini's bid for the FIFA presidency, the country's federation said in a letter sent to FIFA.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured South America World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:38:23 +0100
Mutko set to return as boss of Russian football Vitaly Mutko5By Andrew Warshaw
August 3 - Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, chairman of the 2018 World Cup Organising Committee and a FIFA executive committee member, looks set to cement his power base even further by becoming head of his country's football federation after his only rival for the position, Igor Lebedev, withdrew from next month's election.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 11:02:18 +0100
Blatter exits International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach2.1By David Owen in Kuala Lumpur
August 3 – Sepp Blatter, FIFA President at least for another six months, has ceased to be a member of world sport's most powerful club.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:27:28 +0100
Hull City's Allam gets his claws out in Tiger re-naming row Hull TigerAugust 3 - A domestic English spat that has gained widespread publicity continues to rumble on. Attempts to change the name of Hull City to Hull Tigers appeared to have been buried for good last month when the English Football Association's council rejected the name change application for a second time.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Premier League News Mon, 03 Aug 2015 10:49:10 +0100 WATCH the EAFF East Asian Cup LIVE here as China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea battle for title EAFF East Asian Cup opening scheduleThe Insideworldfootball LIVE MATCH CHANNEL continues this weekend with the start of the EAFF East Asian Cup tournament from Wuhan, China. We have every match from both men's and women's competitions live. Japan, South Korea, China and North Korea are the qualified teams in both finals competitions. The women kick off Saturday August 1 with North Korea against World Cup finalists Japan, followed by China vs South Korea ( The men kick off the following day with North Korea vs Japan and China vs South Korea (]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Watch LIVE Football Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:20:48 +0100 Platini gathers Euro support but Africa and Americas not convinced Michel Platini11By Andrew Warshaw
July 31 - Claims that Michel Platini is already odds-on favourite to win the FIFA presidency on February 26 is being tested by some choice remarks from CONCACAF, purportedly one of four confederations behind him, and by Africa.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured FIFA News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:57:30 +0100
Andrew Warshaw: FIFA's shifting sands turn friends into foes in race for the summit You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours. But if things don't work out, I'll willingly scratch someone else's. Welcome to the world of shifting allegiances and alliances that have become the hallmark of footballing presidential elections.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Andrew Warshaw Columnists Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:14:24 +0100 Europa tie abandoned when Legia player floored by stone Ondrej DudaJuly 31 - A Europa league qualifier between FK Kukesi of Albania and Legia Warsaw was abandoned Thursday when a Legia player was struck by a stone thrown from the crowd.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:39:24 +0100 Greeks send 85 to trial for match-fixing, but Olympiakos boss clears first round Evangelos Marinakis2By Mark Baber
July 31 - A Council of Appeals ruled Thursday that 85 out of a possible 158 original defendants should go on trial for a variety of offences related to the match-fixing scandal of 2010-11, including membership of a criminal organisation, bribery, manipulation of results and illegal betting.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:53:12 +0100
Zenit rack up huge losses, while Anzhi go down but profits go up zenitBy Alexander Krassimirov
July 31 - Russian champion Zenit St. Petersburg has recorded colossal losses for the season ending 2014 according to the annual report of SPARK - Interfax. Despite winning the title in Russia, Zenit's loss amounted to 5.2 billion rubles ($86 million). In 2013 Zenit's losses were only 320 million rubles ($5.3 million).]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:25:44 +0100
Hawit to lead CONCACAF refereeing review Alfredo HawitBy Paul Nicholson
July 31 - CONCACAF has moved swiftly to set up a review of its refereeing department following the bitter and very public complaints of Panama and Costa Rica about the standard of officiating at the just completed Gold Cup.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Concacaf News Football Americas World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:40:59 +0100
Gambian refugee scores 4 in bid to secure his Bundesliga home Ousman MannehJuly 31 - An 18-year-old asylum seeker from Gambia is the talk of German football after scoring four times in his first match as a second-half substitute for Werder Bremen.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Europe World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:10:23 +0100 Martin Volkmar: Platini and the domino effect The candidacy of Michel Platini for FIFA president could have far-reaching consequences - especially for German football.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Martin Volkmar Columnists Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:43:34 +0100 Garber muses on video replays, All-Star revamp and the long awaited Becks franchise Don Garber3By Ben Nicholson
July 31 - MLS Commissioner Don Garber took the opportunity at the recent MLS All-Star game to show that, on the league's 20th anniversary season, the MLS is a forward thinking enterprise. His half time comments indicated the league is seeking to evolve with technological growth and its own popularity growth.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Football Americas World Football News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:15:37 +0100
Down but not out. CSKA sign kit deal with Lotto cska kits 2By Alexander Krassimirov
July 31 – They may have been dropped to the amateur leagues and non-professional status, but Bulgaria's CSKA Sofia is still pulling in commercial interest and has signed a contract with Italian sportswear company Lotto. The appareil brand will replace another Italian company, Legea.]]> (Paul Nicholson) Featured Sponsorship Football Marketing News Fri, 31 Jul 2015 01:34:47 +0100